This is NOT your usual science conference!
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Agricultural development can be slow and uneven, often not reaching the people who are most vulnerable and in pockets of deep, entrenched poverty. It is further hindered by climate change, which disproportionally affects agriculture and threatens the achievement of SDG targets on food security and poverty. In order to achieve food security, increase productivity, alleviate poverty among rural communities, build resilience to climate change and other stresses, and reduce agricultural emissions, a complete transformation in agriculture is needed over the next decade, going beyond business as usual and piecemeal short-term projects.
Since the term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was coined in 2010, the biannual global science conferences on CSA have emerged as the key global forum for scientific exchange to underpin CSA implementation. Building on the lessons from the previous conferences, the overarching theme of the 5th conference, ‘Transforming food systems under a changing climate’, takes cognizance of the need for transformation and aims to build the knowledge base needed to support the transformation required.
Objectives - Mobilizing partners for transformation
For a transformation to succeed, creativity, disruption and change are required. We invite stakeholders, entrepreneurs and game changers from all sectors to join us in taking action.
The conference will aim to achieve the following objectives:
- To mobilize the knowledge needed for food systems transformation under climate change.
- To catalyze the partnerships needed for transformation, bringing together all key stakeholders, from scientists, policy makers, investors and farmers.
|DAY 1||DAY 2||DAY 3|
|09.00||Welcome and opening ceremony||09.00||Summary of the previous day and overview of today's program||09.00||Summary of the previous day and overview of today's program|
|09.15||Setting the scene||09.10||Hard talk: "Is CSA business as usual?"||09.10||House of Commons debate|
|09.20||Interactive keynote||09.40||Speedtalks: "Perspectives on CSA and transformation"||10.00||3 TED style inspiring talks on case study examples|
|09.35||Keynote presentation||10.00||3 TED style inspiring talks on case study examples||Audience feedback|
|09.50||Roundtable discussion on fostering transformation||Audience feedback||11.00||Break|
|Audience feedback||11.00||Break||11.30||CSA unconference sessions
(3-6 parallel sessions)
|10.50||Overview of upcoming sessions||11.30||6 Parallel thematic sessions
|11.30||Pitches on 6 themes||15.00||Speed talks with accompanying poster||15.30||Winners announcement: Hack4CSA hackathon, Compete to Innovate, CSA social media contest|
|13.00||Lunch||16.00||Break + poster sessions||16.00||Break|
|14.30||6 Parallel thematic sessions||16.30- 18.30||Innovation hub
Space for self-organized side events
|16.00||Break||17.30||Declaration and closing|
|16.30||CSA unconference session: "What are the hot topics that need discussion?"|
|17.30- 19.30||Sunset Reception|
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